Commission nixes water runoff penalties

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer City Commissioner and Mayor Pro-Tem Randy Crowder feels the city needs to prove it’s serious about conserving water by imposing fines for fugitive water. He believes the measure would also improve the city’s chances for acquiring federal funding for the Ute Water Pipeline project. However, not enough of his […]

Zimbabwe’s shift to violence tragic backslide

Freedom New Mexico In announcing he has decided not to participate in the presidential runoff election scheduled for today, opposition Zimbabwean candidate Morgan Tsvangirai lamented that sitting President Robert Mugabe’s supporters had replaced the ballot with the bullet. He was right. Since Tsvangirai defeated Mugabe in the first round on March 29 — 48-43 in […]

Commissioner raises concerns about storm-water management

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The issue of retention structures, like this one on Sycamore Street across from HiIlcrest Zoo, will be reviewed in a Thursday night study session after the regular City Commission meeting. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Storm-water management is back on the mind of at least one Clovis city commissioner. The […]

Newcomer wins Muleshoe election

By Janet Bresenham: CNJ Correspondent After four elections in more than four months, Muleshoe finally has its District 1 city council member. Political newcomer Robert Orozco reveled in the thrill of victory Saturday night, winning a majority vote over the candidate who defeated him for the position in a special election earlier in the year. […]

Local Roundup 2/17

Staff reports Texas runoff election takes place today The runoff election in Texas District 31 between Kel Seliger, R-Amarillo, and Kirk Edwards, R-Odessa, is today. Polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. (CST) The election is to fill the vacant seat of resigning Sen. Teel Bivins, R-Amarillo, who recently was appointed ambassador […]

Prospective councilmen have differing goals for Muleshoe

By Michelle Seeber Daniel Guzman wants to bring new businesses to Muleshoe and continue to see the community progress while Richard Orozco wants more of a sense of community in Muleshoe and to better the road system. They are the final candidates in a runoff election for city councilman, District 1, which tentatively has been […]